Before he passed away, Paul wrote one last letter. It is to Timothy, his friend and coworker. It the most personal writing we have from Paul.
The LORD God appointed Paul to be an apostle. He was to go preach the Jesus Christ to the world. And Paul did just that.
The narrative of his life is an inspiring legacy of faith and commitment, filled with a dizzying array of heroic achievements.
Yet the story didn’t come to its end in such an exciting way. In his final months on earth, Paul was alone. He was in prison, awaiting his own execution.
Before he passed away, Paul wrote one more letter. He wrote to Timothy, who was his friend and coworker and disciple. This is Paul’s second major letter to Timothy. It the most personal writing we have from Paul.
2 Timothy 1:6. For this cause, I remind you that you should stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
2 Timothy 2:2. The things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.
2 Timothy 2:22. Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2 Timothy 3:16. Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness,
2 Timothy 3:17. that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 4:6. For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has come.
2 Timothy 4:7. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:8. From now on, there is stored up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that day; and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved his appearing.
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